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Stand up Paddleboarding - Turks and Caicos

STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING (SUP)

Island Eco Tours, Activities in Turks & Caicos


Stand Up Paddle Boarding is nothing new, at least not to the Hawaiians. Big Blue Unlimited is the first to bring SUPs to the Turks & Caicos and in so doing we will open the waters around our mangrovesand reefs up to the more active minded eco traveler. Much like kayaks the SUPs will allow you to get deep into the mangroves and cruises around the cays with the added advantage of a stable platform that not only provides a great view but also an awesome core work out. If you have balance and fancy trying something different to kayaking our top of the line Naish (www.naish.com) SUP will put you in the driver's seat.

Stand up paddleboards (SUP)

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Ecotour

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The 2 hour SUP Ecotour is predominantly an introduction to Stand Up paddleboarding. The world fastest growing watersport is suited to almost anyone who can stand. It is excellent for balance and core strength and provides first timers with a great opportunity to enhance confidence. The advantage of standing provides a unique viewpoint when paddling in and around our mangroves.

Our tour focuses on the basic paddling techniques required to be efficient and successful in this sport. Our tour focuses on the basic paddling techniques required to be efficient and successful in this sport.

  • STANCE
  • POSTURE
  • POSITIONING
  • THE PADDLE
  • THE STROKE (INCLUDING REACH, CATCH, RELEASE AND RETURN)
  • GETTING ON AND OFF THE BOARD SAFELY
  • TURNING
  • STOPPING

We then use our 15 years of experience in kayak ecotour to provide the islands only professional SUP program.
It is fun and safe and perfect for the whole family who don't want to spend too much time on the water.

Cost $95 per adult $75 per child (max 6-7 people) PRIVATE SUP FROM $350 FOR TWO FOR 2 HOURS PLUS $50 PP THEREAFTER


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Stand Up Paddleboarding Wilderness Safari

The Turks and Caicos Islands offer avid paddleboarders a wide range of areas to explore. Using boats and trailers, the SUP's can be transported across the archipelago to begin paddling almost anywhere. Utilize Big Blue's expertize to explore off the beaten path into the wilderness of the remote cays, mangroves and tidal creeks. Many of these areas are also perfect for SUPs (paddle distances can be modified as required), and can be extended into a multi-day inn-to-inn style expeditions. Please contact Big Blue for more information.


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Backcountry Wilderness Safari

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Our new wilderness safari is perfect for those who have already joined us on our SUP eco tour or with previous paddling background. For a true wilderness experience in an internationally protected wetlands habitat we travel by boat to the southern side of the Caicos Islands. There we transfer onto our SUP's and start exploring countless possible routes through the maze and labyrinth of interconnecting mangrove channels. We look for bird and marine life along the way including the beautiful reddish egrets and skittish pink flamingos and although the marine life is generally small, dolphins have been spotted at the mouths of the channels. Enjoy the solitude and adventure as you wind your way through this unique environment. With some simple modifications to our boats we're now able to transport up to 6 paddlers to join us on these exciting adventures into the interior wilderness. Snacks and picnic lunch provided.

Price $ 245 PP (PRICE BASED ON 6 PADDLERS)

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Stand up paddleboards (SUP)

Stand up paddle boards (SUP) rentals

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  Model Hour 1/2 Day Full-Day 3+ days
SUP Fiberglass $25 $75 $100 N/A
SUP Inflatable $20 $60 $90 $65

  • Rent an SUP from the Big Blue base in Leeward
  • Explore the Princess Alexandra Nature Reserve
  • Get an unbelievable view of the nursery grounds for the barrier reef
  • Great core work out

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